Well, it’s all go at the moment!
Last Thursday, I gave my new collection LifeTimes its first outing at an event with several other poets at Stag Coffee, Canterbury. I really enjoyed it – there seems to be a vibrant poetry scene down there.
This evening at 730-930, I’ll be the guest of Rose Condo at Attic Stories in Lawrence Batley Theatre – looking forward to it!
Then on Thursday, it’s my official launch event at Marsden library. All welcome – refreshments and open mic slots available – email me at email@example.com if you’d like a spot.
I’m happy to send out signed copies of LifeTimes to anyone who would like one (£7 inc. P&P)- just e-mail me at the address given above. It’s also available (unsigned) from Maytree Press, Read. Bookshop in Holmfirth, and Amazon.
Finally, I’m delighted to have three poems in this fine new collection from River Paw Press:
Thought I'd end with one of those: Repainting In the time of pestilence life goes on, but smaller; confined in shrinking spaces, curling in upon itself. Revolving in cramped spirals the stuff of it is squeezed and twisted, all its colours are wrung out and washed away. Yet it endures: one day the cloud will disappear, the barricades be lifted. Those who are left will watch through blinking eyes as life’s discoloured, crumpled fabric opens up, unfolds its faded scenes of brown and grey. A time for restoration, an opportunity – perhaps a duty – not to settle for what was, but dip the brush in brighter colours, sweep bold lines across the canvas of the world, to paint our future in rich shades of purple, green and gold.